Hikvision Upgrade Breaks ONVIF VMS Integration

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Oct 31, 2017

Hikvision IP cameras using ONVIF for VMS integration will break when upgrading to Hikvision new 5.5 firmware, IPVM testing has verified.

This continues a series of quiet changes Hikvision has made to fix security problems that are simultaneously undermining customer usability.

In this report, we test the issues involved, show what happens with the new firmware and how this impacts Hikvision support for 3rd parties.

********* ** ******* ***** ONVIF for *** *********** **** break **** ********* ** Hikvision *** *.* ********, IPVM ******* *** ********.

**** ********* * ****** of quiet ******* ********* *** made ** *** ******** ******** that *** ************** *********** customer *********.

** **** ******, ** **** the ****** ********, **** what ******* **** *** new ******** *** *** this ******* ********* ******* for *** *******.

[***************]

ONVIF *** ********

******** ** ** ****** firmware *.*, ********* ** disabling ***** ** *******, as ***** ******* ***** confirm:

***** ******** ** ******** by *******. *** **** of ***** ************* ** web ********* ** *************->******->******** Settings->Integration ********. ***** **** accounts **** ** ** created *** *********** ** ONVIF. ***** ***** **** levels ** *************, **** and ******** *** **********, with ** ** ** user ********. *** *********, iVMS-4200 *** ***** ************* tool *** ********* *** ONVIF *************

**** ******** ******* ** ********* ** ****** *** *** *** ** North ********. 

Upgrading Disables *****

*** ********* ******* *** existing ********* ***** ***:

  • *** ******* ************* ******** ONVIF. ** ****, ** your ****** ** ******* using ***** *** *** integration, ***** ************ **** break.
  • ********* *** *** ************ this ** **** ****** upgrade, *** *********** ****** breaks *** *** **** is ******** ***** **** happened.

Why **** ********* ******** *****?

********* *** *** ********* whether **** ** * mistake ** ***. ******* close ** *** ******* cite*** ******** ***, ** particular, *** ***** **** image ******** ********** (*.*., ****://******.**/*****-****/********?****=************) ** a ****** ** ******* ONVIF ** *******.

VMS ***** ************

** *** ******* *****, the ****** ** ***** streaming ******** ** *****, with *** ****** ******* as *** ******* ** started *** ***** ************:

*******, **** ********** ** add *** ******, ***** shows **** ***** *******:

New ***** ******

***, ** *** ********* with *****, ***** ***** to ** ******* *** an ***** ******* *** password **** ** ** created, ** ***** ** the clip *****. ***** *********** are **** ** *** the ****** ** *** VMS/NVR, *** *** ***** admin *********** ***** **** historically **** ****.

***** *** **** *** Hikvision's ***** ************* **** (v2.0.0.6) ** ****** ***** and *** ***** ** bulk, ******** *** *******, but **** **** ***** users ****** ** ***** prior ** *** *.* upgrade, ** ******** ** unavoidable.

Impact *****

** *** ***** ****** from ****:

  • ** *** ******** ****, Hikvision's ****** *** ** widely ********* **, ** the ****** **** *** is ***** *********'* ***, this **** *** ** an *****.
  • ** *** ******** ****, those ******* ***** ***** will ********* **** ** reconfigure *** ***** ******* and, ***** ****, *** know **** *** ********, and **** ***** *** some ****.
  • ****, **** **** **** using ********* **** ***** moderately **** **** ********* and *******.

Reasons *** *****

** *****, *********'* ****** API ** ****** ********* but ***** *** ******* why ***** *********** ** important: **** ******* *** ONVIF ** ***** **** 3rd ***** ****** ***, most ******* *** ************* Avigilon. ********* ****** ****** will *** ********* ***** the ****** *** (*** to ****** ** ****** with *** *** *****) and ***** *********** ** needed.

Update: ******* ***** ****** ******

*** ********* ******* ***** has ****** ********** **.* ******** *** Notice, ****** **** ******, explaining **** "** ******* uses ***** ** ********, configure, *** ****** ***** from ********* *******" *** that *********, ******** **** break *** *********** **** Network *****. ******* ***** than ******** ***** ** fix.***** **** ~**% ** Network ***** ********* ******* are *********, **** ***** ** a ***-******* ******* ***** for *** *******.

Typically ******* ******* ***** *******

********* ** ****** ** atypical ******** ****, **** camera ************* ************** ********** ONVIF ** ** *******. However, *** **** ***** somewhat ***** ** ****; Axis *** ***** ** ** *******, **** root/pass ** ***********. *******, ** one **** **** *** camera's *** ********* *** create * **** ********, it ******** ***** ****** ** ** ******** re-enabled.

Hikvision ******* *****

**** ** ****** * step *** ********* ** improve ***** ************* ** at ***** ***** ***** existing ********. *******, *** process **** *** ***** it **** **** ****** cause **** *** ********* using *****. ** **** be *********** ** ***** as ********* ********* **** this ******* *** ** impacts ***** ******* ********* and ********** *** *** smaller ***** *** **** DIY ********* **** **** heretofore **** *********'* ********* proponents.

Comments (53)

** **** ***** **’** installed ********* ** ********* cameras. **’* *** *** I **** ** ********* to *** **** **** to *** **** ***** Hikvision *******. ***** ** typically **** *** ******** ourselves *** ********* **** the *** *** **** through *** ************* ***** to **********. * *** have ***** ***** ****** to ****** **** ***. 

***** ********* ** **** IPVM **** *****. ****** my ********** **** ***** it. ****** **** **** Hikvision **** *** **** two ***** *** *** best ******** **’** ****. 

*** *** **** ** talk **** **** ********* Representative. **** * ***** with ********* **** ** early ********* **** ********* they **** ******* ***** off ** ******* ** help ******* *** ******* security ** *** ******. I *****'* ****** **** the *** ********, *** they **** ** *** a ****** ***** *** correction. ** ***** ** nice ** *** ***** hit ** ** ****, or **** *** *** though. 

** ***'* *** ***** NVRs ** *** *** do ** *** ***** configuration **'* *** * huge **** *** ***** a ******. ********** ** someone ******* *** **'** running ***** ****** ******* of ******* *** ***'* use *** ***** ************* tool ******* ******* * tech ***. 

**... * **** **** pain. * **** ********* in *** ************ ** 2500 ******* **** * am ****** ** **** up ** ****. ***** only ~*** ** ***** devices *** ** *** party *** * ***** be ***** ** * ******** update broke *** ******.

** *** *** **** the ******* ***** *** each ******** ******?

** *** *** **** the ******* ***** *** each ******** ******?

** **** ****, *** release ***** ****** ** clearer / **** ********. It **** "***** ******** is ******** ** *******" but ** ** *** clear ******* **** ***** the ******* **** ******* ONVIF *** ******** ******* that **** ***** ******* enabled.

*********, ********* ***** ****** firmware ******** ** *** or *** ******, *** to ***** ****** **** already ****. ********, **** an ****** ** * bug ** *** *** right.

*********, ** *** *** going ** ***** ******** functionality *** ******* ******* deployed ***** ********, ** should ** *********** ********* in *** ******* *****. Yes/no?

*** *** *** **** my *******?

* *****, ******* ***** clearly ****** **** ***** is ******** ***. * believe, **% ** *** installers **** ***'* **** it

* *******, **% ** the ********** **** ***'* read **

******, * ** ***** that **** ********** ***'* read ******* ***** (* don't ***** ****** *** guess ** *** ***** percentages *** **'* ********* reasonable ** ***** ** is ******).

*** ****** *** **** do *** **** ******* notes ** **** ******** upgrades ********* *** ****** things *** *** *** features. ** ** **** less ****** *** * firmware ******* ** ******** break ****** (***** ** what ********* *** **** here). ** **** ***, installers *** ********* ******* firmware ******** *** ******.

*** *** * ***** that ********** ********* ***'* read ******* *****. **********, Hikvision, **** **,*** '*********', also ***** ****.

*** ********* *** ** know **** ******* *** ONVIF ** ******** ******* is ***** ** ***** many *** ************ (***** 10,000 '*********'). ****, ** Hikvision ***** ** ** this, *** ***** **** can ** ** *********** and *********** **** **** known ** ********** ********* communications. ***/**?

** ** **** **** common *** * ******** upgrade ** ******** ***** things...

** ** **** **** common *** * ******** upgrade ** ******** *********** break ******...

******** *********** ***** ******...

*** ****, ***. **** then, *********** ******** ****** is **** ******. *******, things *** *****, ** I ** ***** **** firmware ****** ** ******* by ********** ****** *********.

*******, ** * ************ knows **** *** ******** something ***********, *.*., **** will ********** *** *******, they **** * ************** to **** ** ***** effort ** *********** ****.

**** *****, *****'* * line ** ******* **** 'APIs *** * ********' and **** *** ** not ***** *** '***'/'********' when *** ** ********, i.e., *** ********* *** be ******* *** *** public ********* (** **** case ***** ***) ***** not ** *******. * tend ** ***** **** that ******* **** *** do ***** *** *** (which ** *********** **** Hikvision *** ****), *** cause **** *** ***** to ** ***** ** the **** / ********.

* ***'* ***** **** broke *** ***.  * think *** ******* **** mis-using *** *** ** more ******** ***** *** API.  ***** ** *** noise ** **** ****** I'm ******* *** ******* they *** *** *********** this ********** ****** ** a ***********-******** ******.

** ***** * *** to **** ********* *** enabling ** *****?  * ask ******* ** ** customer *** * *** hundred ******* ******** ** their ********, ***** **** to ******* *** * vulnerability ***** ***** *** the ******* *** *** VMS.  ****** ** ** back ** **** ********** camera ***** ** * nightmare.

** **** ** **** be ********* ** ***** config ******, *********.

***, *** *** *** Batch ****** **** **.*.*.* to **** ******/******* ***** accounts.

***, ** *** ********* with *****, ***** ***** to ** ******* *** an ***** ******* *** password **** ** ** created, ** ***** ** the **** *****. ***** credentials *** **** ** add *** ****** ** the ***/***, *** *** usual ***** *********** ***** have ************ **** ****.

**** ** *** ****** an ***** ******* ***** “admin” **** *** **** password ** *** ***-***** admin *******,*********** *** ******* ** a *** ** ******** interaction *** ********?

****** *** *** **** to *** **** **** case?

**** *****'* ****, ******* there ** ** ***** account ***** ** *** upgrade. **** ***** *****'* separate **** ***** ***** prior ** *.*.

** *** ******* *** then ****** *** ****, it **** ****** ****, though. *** ** ***** won't ******** ********.

*'* *********** *** ****** iVMS-4200 **** ****** ** see ** **** *** be **** ** ****.

**** ** * **** I ** ************* **** correct. * *** ****** an ******* ****** *****/******** for *** ***** ******* and ** **** **** up **** *** ***, but * ***** **** to ******** ****** *** ONVIF *******? 

****'* *******. *** **** account ***'* ** ******* until ***** *** ** the *.* *******.

* **** ******* ** iVMS *.*.*.*.* *** ***** is ** *** ** bulk ****** ***** ******/******* or ***** **** * can ***. ** ** of *** **** ** a *** ** * time *******.

****... **** ** ***** to ****. ****** *** the *********** *****. 

 

**** *** ******* **** the ***** ****** ***? 

**** **** ***'** ****** OnVIF *** ******* **** no ***********?  ***'** **** running *****/*************** ***** ** your ***?   *** *** ****** it ** **** ********** ***** is ******** ** *** with ** ***********?

**... ********* **** * special *****/********* **** ** send *** ******** ** and **** *** ****** with ***** ***** ******. Oh *** ** * B****!

*** ** ****** ****? We're ****** ** **** to *** *** **** admin ** ***** ********. Now ** **** ***.

** ** ***** ** more ******, **** ** ok **** **, ********** of *** **** ** additional *****. ******** ** is * ***** **** it **** ***** *********** of ******* ********* *******.

*** *** *** ** there ** ** ****** on *** *.* *** optional ********* ******** *******. Until **** *** **** done, * **** *** overly *******.

******* **** ****: ** ******* **** *** Manufacturers ** **** ******* With ***** ********: ********* Firmware ********

**** **, ******, ** example ** *** ***** of ********* ******** ******** because ** *** ************* disable ********* **** * customer ** ********* *****, you **** ******** ******** systems.

**** *****, ** ***** need ******* ***** ***** to *******.

*** ** *** ******* saying, ********* ******** ****** be ****** ******* **********. Im ****** ***** ****** be **** **** ** push ************ ** *** user **** ***** ** a ******** ******* *********.

* ***** **** ** not * *** **** at ***. ****** *** the **** ******** ** create *** ******** **** accounts *** *** *** right ******** *************. 

***** * **** ** user ******** ** * bad **** ****.  ****, they *** ***** **** to ******** ********.  **** to ** ***** **** they *** ********** ***** system, ******* ******* *** problem.  ** **** ****** solved *** ******** **** the ***, **** *** cares ** *** *** command *** * ***** snapshot ** ***** ** the ***.  ** ** protected ** * ********/********.  Once ***** ** **-*******, is *** ******** ***** removed?  **** *** *** command ***** ****?


****, *** ****, * thought **** ** ** whatever ******** ** **** first.  ** *** ***** connect ** *** ****** via *****, *****'* ** stay *******?

** **** **** ******* password ***** *** *** ONVIF **** ********.  ** is **** *** ** admin ** ****** * camera ******** **** **** arises, *** **** ****** about *** ***** *******, which ***** **** ** unauthorized ******.

****, *** ****, * thought **** ** ** whatever ******** ** **** first. ** *** ***** connect ** *** ****** via *****, *****'* ** stay *******?

***** ** ** ** default, **** ****/**** ** credentials. ** *** *** into *** ******'* *** interface *** ****** * root ********, ** ******** ONVIF ***** **'* **-*******. It **** *** ****** enabled.

** **** **** ******* password ***** *** *** ONVIF **** ********. ** is **** *** ** admin ** ****** * camera ******** **** **** arises, *** **** ****** about *** ***** *******, which ***** **** ** unauthorized ******.

***, ******* ********* *** required. *** *** ****** use ***** ***** ** log **** *** *** interface ** ****** *** RTSP ******. *** *** only *** ** *** ONVIF ********.

*** ***** *** *** ONVIF *********** **** ****** didn't ****** *** *** ONVIF ****** ******* ** change ******** ** *** camera.

***, *** *** *** Batch ****** **** **.*.*.* to **** ******/******* ***** accounts.

 

Bulk Set ONVIF accounts

****** *** ****. * just ********* ****** ****** I *** **** ****. We'll *** * **** on **** ** *** report.

Update: ******* ***** ****** ******

*** ********* ******* ***** has ****** * ********* **.* ******** *** Notice, ****** **** ******, explaining **** "** ******* uses ***** ** ********, configure, *** ****** ***** from ********* *******" *** that *********, ******** **** break *** *********** **** Network *****. ******* ***** than ******** ***** ** fix. ***** **** ~**% ** Network ***** ********* ******* are *********, **** ***** ** a ***-******* ******* ***** for *** *******.

****'* **** **** ** them! ****, ******* ** the ****** *** ********* your ******* (**** *******) saves ********'* ****.

***** ** ******* **** the ******* ***** *** not ****** ** ****** about ******* **** *** expected ** ***** ******.

* ****** ****** **** Flagler*********** *** ******* ***** page:

**** ** *** ********** here ** **** *** must **** ***** "****** *********-***" right ***** *** "****** ONVIF" ***.

************, *** **** *** setup *** ***** **** also ***** ** *** Configuration -> ************** ****. If ** **** ****** as ** ***** ****, ** will *** ****.

** ***** **** **'* saying, *** **'* *** correct. ** ****** *** Hik-CGI, ******* * **** named "*********" *** *****, and *** *** *** it ** *** **** user ****.

****** **** **** **** to ** *******:

** ***'** ****** **** VMS ****** ****** ** an **** ***** ******** to ****** *** *******.  Sounds **** * ******** issue.

* ***** ******** ***'* a ******* ** ******, and ** * ********** default *** * *** to *** ** ******* else ** ******** (***** testing ****** ** ******* else). **** ** * problem ** **** *** can *** **** **** installing * ****** ******* generating * *** *** of *********** *** **. All **** ***** ** made ******* *** **** secure ** **** **'* just ******-*********, *** **'* a **** ***** *** and ****** ******** ********** can ** * *********.

***** *** ****** ****** should **** * ******** security ****** ***** ** its ***** *** *** "uh, * *** *** the ******** *** *'* not ******** **, *********** ***. **** * was ******** ******* *** VMS **** ***** ***: ...", ***.

** ***'** ****** **** VMS ****** ****** ** an **** ***** ******** to ****** *** *******.

**, **’* *** ****** that.  ******* ***** ** using ******** ********** *** user *** ********, *** Hik ******* ** ******* a ****** **** ********.  

***** *** *** ******** upgrade *******, ** ****** the ***** **** *** databases, ***** *** ***-*****.  Initially, ** **** *** the *********** ** *** non-ONVIF ********.  ********* ** you **** ***** *****, it **** **** ***** you ******** *** ***** user ******** ** *** camera.

*** ******'* ********* **** populate ** **** ***-*****/***** databases ***** *** ******** update. ** * ******* something ** *** ********** of **** *********? 

*** ******'* ********* **** populate ** **** ***-*****/***** databases ***** *** ******** update...

****, *** ***** *** never **** *****, **** you ** *** ******* and *** *** ** a ****** *****’* ** ONVIF **** ******** **** entries ** **. 

*******, **** *** *** defaulting ***** ** ‘***’.  So **** **** ***  to ** ** ***** and *********** ****** *****.

 

 

*********, **** **** *** tried ** **** *** for ****, *** * would **** ** ******* you ** **** ******* thinking.  * ** *** use ***** ******, ***** all *** *** ******* I *** **** ********* direct ****** *******.  **** I *** * *** car, ***, ** ****, I **** *** ******.  Yup, * **.  **** holds **** *** ******** upgrades.  *** ***** ******* without ******* ******* *****. (sounds **** **** *** not **** **** ****** writing **** *******, *** if **** ***, ****** have ******** **** ** the *********.  **** **** not ****** ******** ******, which ***** *************).  ****, most ********* ** *** even ******* ******** ** any ******* *****.  ****, who ***** ** **** updating * ********* ****** before ******* ** *** in *** ****** ***/**** area.  ****, **** ** not **** ***.  ** try ***** *** ****** first.?  **** ** **** not ****, **** ***** release *****?  ******* ****, when *** ******** *** new ********, ** ****** you ** **** ******** the ******* *****.  *** does ****** *** ****** them ** **** *** file.  **** ****** ****** have **** **** ** a *************** **** * regular ***-*******.

**** ** *** ***** of **** *******.  ***?  Maybe ********* **** “********* addresses ******** ************* **** ONVIF *************”.  *******, **** seems ** ******* *** .01 ******* ** ********* cameras ********** ******* ***** to * *** ****** and ** ***** *****, the * ******* ** integrators ** ********* **** do *** **** ******* notes, **** *** ******** secure ******** ** *** first ***** (** ** not **** ** *******), or **** *** ****** the *******.  

*********, **** ** *** good ****. (* ** get * ****** ****** with **** ************* ******* “titling” ***** ****** *** the ***** ** ***** body.  **** **** ******** used ** *******, *******, and ******* ** *** industry **** ******** ******** collaboration.  ** *** *** believe **, ************* **** to ******** *** ******* valuable *********** ** **.  Really, ** *** *******.  Now, **** **** ******* them ** *** ************ line).

*******, ****** *** **** comment.

** ****** *** **** the ******* *****. ****'* how ** ***** *** about ***** ***** ******** in *** ***** *****. The ******* ***** ******* mention ***** ***** ******** by *******. **** ** not, *******, ******* ********* it **** *******. **** is *** ****** *******

***** ******** ** ******** by *******. *** **** of ***** ************* ** web ********* ** *************->******->******** Settings->Integration ********. ***** **** accounts **** ** ** created *** *********** ** ONVIF. ***** ***** **** levels ** *************, **** and ******** *** **********, with ** ** ** user ********. *** *********, iVMS-4200 *** ***** ************* tool *** ********* *** ONVIF *************

* ******** ********** ******* ONVIF ***** ******** ** default, *** ******* *** services **** ****'* ***** to ** **** - that's **** ******** ********, but ********* ** ** cameras ***** *** ********* via ***** ** ***. ** the *****, * ******* should ** ***** ** release ***** (**'* ***), and ** ****, *** camera ****** ****** ** ONVIF *********** *** ** use *** *** ******* it.

******, **** ** *** do **** *** ******* notes, *** **** *** firmware (** ***, *****), how **** **** **** here? ******* *** ***** going ** *** ******* minutes ** ******** *** camera, ** *****, ***** the ******* **** *** ONVIF ***** *** ******* and *******. *** **************'* ***** ****** ** security, ** * **** a ********* ****, *'* apply ***** ******** ****** as ** *****.

****, ** ***** ** 0.01% ** ********* ******* are ********* *** *****, but **'* *** **** than ****** ** ***** substantial ****** *** *******, as *** *** ****** from ********* ****. ******** and ******* ***** **** use ***** ** ********* Hikvision. **** ** * non-trivial ****** ** *******.***** * ***** ** cameras ********* ** ******* Optix *** *********, ** their *****, ** **** ** impacting ********* ** ********.

******, ** ** * disappointing ********.

** ********* **** **** VMS'es **** **** *** a ****** ********* ******** instead ** ***** *****. Biggest ************ ************ ** the ***** *** **** sakes. **** ***** ** a *** ********* ****** they ***** *** "********* Conformant"

******* ***** *** **** and ***** ***** ***** skyrocket.

******* ***** *** **** and ***** ***** ***** skyrocket.

 

** *** ***** ****, Hik ***** *** *** direct ******* ******** ** ** ******* ** bypass **** ***** ********** license *****.

***** ***** ** **********.

**** ***** **** ******** the ******** **** ** ONVIF ***** ****** ******* and *** ** **** up **** ********* ** migrate *** ******** ********, but ***** ** ***** have ****** ***** ******* schedule. **** ******** ******* you ****** **** ** just ****** ******, *** require ****** **** *** to ******* ***** ******** to **** ** **** to ** * ****** ago. ***** ** ***'* cause ** **** ******** now **** **** ***** a *****-** ***** **.

******* ****'** *** ** in *** **** *******.

**** ** *** ***** of **** *******. ***? Maybe ********* **** “********* addresses ******** ************* **** ONVIF *************”.

******* ****** *** *** extensive ********! ***** *** already **** ********* **** other ********. *'** **** focus ** *** ***** of *** ******* *******.

** ***** ** **** Hikvision *** **** ** improve ******** *** ** is **** ******* **** they ***** *** ************. The ****** *** ** certainly ******, *** ****** cannot.

** **** *****, ******, if ********* ****** ********* ONVIF ** *** **** way ** ***** ******** problems, **** ****** *********** ****. The ****** ***** ** that ** ***** ***** manufacturer **** ******** *****. So *** *** ***** manufacturers vulnerable ** *** ********* make * ******* ** this **************? * **** that *********. * ** genuinely ********** ** ******* that ******.

**********,**** ** *** *** of ***** ******** * ** ******* forward ** *** ********** on **** ****** ** he ******* ** *** press ******** ********* ****** when ** *** ********** last *****.

*** **** ************ **** NX *** ***** ***. Here's ***** ******** ** Hikvision ******** *****. * would ** ******* ** know *** **** *** this *** ** ***** VMS **** ******. * underlined *** ****** *** applicable **** *****.

*.*.*.***** ***** ********** ******
********* ** *** ****
******* *****:

************
***** ****** ******* *** Sony ***-*****.
*** **** ******* *******: P1367, *****, ***-*****, ****-*****, P40-Q1765, ***, ****, *****, Q8742, *****, *****, ******, FA4115, *****, *****, *****, M3048, *****, *****, *****, F1025, *****, *****, *****, P3374, ******, *****, *****, Q3504, *****, *****, ****-*****, XP40-Q1942, ****-*****.
********* *.*+ ***** ********* re-enabling
"** **** *******" ****** improvements. *** **** *** specify ******* *** ************ type ********.

*** ***** ***** ******** does - ******* ***** on *** ******.

**** ** *** *****-**** ***. We **** ** ***** term, ******* ** ********* about *** ******** *** waiting *** **** **** ** this *****.

*** ** ****** ***** on ******

*** ******** *** ******** to ** ** *** of *** ********* *********.

*** ******** *** ********* errors(such ** ******* *** etc), *** *** *** get *** ****...

******* *** *** ******* engineer such ****** **** *** camera, *********, *** *** browser. 

 

***, **** ** ***** user, **** ** ****** inconvenient ** * ***** job...

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HID has released their first access reader to use Lumidigm optical sensors, that touts it 'works with anyone, anytime, anywhere'. We bought and...